Thursday, January 25, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 25

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Februarias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Hylas and the Nymphs, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vincam malum bono (English: I will overcome evil with good).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nummus regnat ubique (English: Money reigns everywhere).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Laeta seges parvis ubertim crescit in arvis (English: Happy is the crop that grows abundantly in little fields).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnes vos fratres estis (Matt. 23:8). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lucem Diei in Lecto Videns. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lux umbra dei est.
Light is God's shadow.

Fac hodie: fugit haec non reditura dies.
Do it today: this day runs away, not to return.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Senex, Vulpes, et Lupus, a story about the trickster tricked.

Leo Aegrotus, Lupus et Vulpes

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Rana rupta et bos, a story about the danger of comparing yourself to others: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de aquila, testudine et corvo, a story about a turtle... although it sure does look like a snail in Steinhowel: Latin text and English versions.